PODCAST OR PROSE? FEEDBACK ON MY FEEDBACK
Keywords:assessment, podcast, feedback
This article details a study into using podcasts (digitally recorded sound files – in this instance with visuals) as an alternative medium in which to provide students from a variety of academic disciplines with formative and summative feedback on their assessments for a ten credit online work based learning module. The study aims to identify whether students prefer podcasts to prose, and to disseminate the findings to academics interested in alternatives to traditional written feedback. It is suggested that podcasts are congruent with a wholly online learning experience but offer the opportunity for a more personalised approach from a tutor they would usually not meet. In addition it may benefit students who learn best by visual and/or auditory means and podcasts may, therefore, enhance students’ engagement with the feedback provided.
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